Friday, July 10, 2020

Open Theme ATCs - Part 4

Four from Joanna T:






Four from Jorena S:






Four from Margaret R:






Three from Mirabai:




Thursday, July 9, 2020

Artist's Papers - Part 4

From Deborah Walker:


Gold leaf page didn't photograph well in the 1st picture

From Faith:


From Janet R:



From Jorena:



From Kathie McC:


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Open Theme ATCs - Part 3

Four from Cynthia J:






Four from Emma D:






Four from Jan H:







Four from Lois M:


 



Thursday, July 2, 2020

Four Designs Art Therapy #2 - Post Card Swap - Postmark by July 27th

Do you enjoy challenges?  Here's the next one.

Each swapper is to design/create four (4) post cards (all different) to be exchanged with other participants.  These will be disbursed as usual, so you should  receive art from four different artists.

Here are the rules:

1.  On your first post card, include polka dots, hashmarks, dashes (or a combination).  We're looking for repeats here.
Dots
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2.  On your second post card, use some stripes (parallel lines) of any width, length, color, straight or wavy. Zebras count.


Stripes
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3.  On your third post card, feature some squares and/or blocks.


Squares/Blocks
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 4.  On your fourth post card, add some swirls, curlicues, spirals, and/or flourishes to your art.
Swirls & Flourishes, Curlicues/Spirals
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Participants have leeway regarding backgrounds, techniques, materials, media, etc.  Sounds easy, right?


Sample Post Card Backing

SUMMARY

FORMAT:  Post Card
TECHNIQUE:  Sketch, paint, rubber stamp, collage, stencil, etc. 
SIZE PARAMETERS:  6" x 4+1/4"
CHECKLIST:
  • ADDRESS LABELS FOR EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN 
  • SUFFICIENT POSTAGE FOR EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN
  • WAXED PAPER, PARCHMENT OR CELLOPHANE BETWEEN EACH PIECE
  • YOUR RETURN ADDRESS ON EACH PIECE YOU SEND IN

*****ANYTHING LARGER THAN POST CARD SIZE LIMITS WILL REQUIRE AT LEAST 55-CENTS LETTER RATE POSTAGE.*****

*****ANYTHING THICKER THAN SEVERAL LAYERS OF INDEX CARD, ANYTHING TOO STIFF TO BEND EASILY, DESIGNS WITH ART EXTENDING OVER THE EDGES, POST CARDS ENCASED IN CELLOPHANE SLEEVES, WILL REQUIRE 70-cents  "NONMACHINABLE" POSTAGE***** 

Put your card(s) in an envelope and get them postmarked 
by July 27th

SEND TO:
Honi C.
Post Office Box 142
Freedom, New York State  
14065  USA

QUESTIONS:  s.h.greenstamps@juno.com

GROUP SWAP DETAILS:
  • You may send in as many as four cards unless specified by the swap host.  (You will get back the same number you send, each from a different artist)
  • Your cards will be mailed to your host in an envelope, and your host will mail them "naked" to other swappers.  International swappers may request to have them all mailed together in one envelope.
  • If you're sending more than one, please make sure you insert waxed paper, parchment or cellophane between the cards so they don't get stuck together in the envelope, especially if you use glue, paint or sealant
  • Write “MMSA - Four Designs " on the back of each card and attach your return address in the UPPER LEFT HAND CORNER in case of postal delivery problems.  An email address legibly written would make it easier for your recipient to thank you.
  • LEAVE THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE POSTCARD BLANK (THE PART WHERE THE ADDRESS "TO" GOES)
  • Include a mailing label with your name and address for each card you create
    (Your host will attach them to the cards she mails back to you)

  •  Please include the proper postage in the envelope or adhere stamps to your postcards (see below for postal guidelines)
  • Postcards made from thicker cardboard (therefore stiff/not easily bendable)  will need nonmachinable postage.  Thank you.
Postage and Card Size
  • In order to use the postcard rate ($.35) your card cannot be bigger than 6"
     x  4+1/4", and it must be thin and flexible.  A card that is larger, thick, lumpy or doesn't bend, will require more postage. 
  • If your card is an unusual shape (square, round) or is flexible but has some lumpy embellishments it will probably cost the "nonmachinable" rate of $.70 to mail along
  • If your card is thicker than 1/4 inch and doesn't bend at all, the post office may consider it a package and you should go get it weighed and measured to figure out the proper postage.
INTERNATIONAL SWAPPERS - contact the swap host regarding using PayPal to cover return mailing postage, or make other arrangements.

You can find all the postal specifications (and a handy postage calculator) here:  http://postcalc.usps.gov

Wednesday, July 1, 2020